The next-generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade offers a bold, fresh new exterior design, a revamped cabin space loaded with luxury, and a new turbodiesel engine option as well. What’s more, the new Escalade is replete with cutting-edge tech features, including availability for GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system. Now, we’re taking a closer look at what it takes to option the 2021 Escalade with Super Cruise.
In terms of availability, Super Cruise is available on 2021 Escalade Sport, Premium Luxury, Sport Platinum, and Premium Luxury Platinum trim levels. The feature is not available on the base-level Luxury trim.
As it turns out, the total cost of adding Super Cruise actually decreases higher in the trim lineup. This is due to the fact that Super Cruise requires additional equipment and packages, which are equipped as standard on higher trims.
A more complete breakdown of the cost of adding Super Cruise to the 2021 Escalade can be found below:
|Premium Luxury||Sport||Premium Luxury Platinum||Sport Platinum|
|Performance Package *||$2,700|
|Driver Assist Tech Package *||$3,650||$3,650|
|Super Cruise Package||$2,500||$2,500||$2,500||$2,500|
|Super Cruise vs. Base||$8,850||$6,150||$2,500||$2,500|
* = required for Super Cruise
As we can see from the table, adding Super Cruise costs a minimum of $2,500, as is the case for Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum trim levels. Meanwhile, adding Super Cruise to the Sport trim level requires the addition of the Driver Assist Package, which costs $3,650. Added to the cost of Super Cruise ($2,500), the pricing difference comes to $6,150.
Adding Super Cruise to the Premium Luxury trim level costs even more, as not only does the Premium Luxury trim require the Driver Assist Package for Super Cruise, but it also requires the Performance Package, which tacks on another $2,700. Add it all together, and the pricing difference comes to $8,850.
Notably, 2021 Escalade Premium Luxury trims with Super Cruise cost a total of $93,140, $100 more than Sport trims equipped with Super Cruise.
As a reminder, GM’s Super Cruise system allows the driver to remove their hands from the steering wheel during periods of extended highway travel. The latest version of system (which is offered on the 2021 Escalade) includes automated lane changing.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.